A Medical Office Specialist earns an average wage of $12.75 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Billing and Medical Terminology. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$20,578 - $41,452
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MEDIAN: $29,784
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$10.23 - $15.57
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,578 - $41,452  
   
Bonus
$400.00  
Total Pay (?
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$21,262 - $33,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.23 - $15.57  
   
Overtime
$6.37 - $24.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$400.00  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$21,262 - $33,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 211
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Job Description for Medical Office Specialist

Medical office specialists are employed by a variety of health practices as the first line of communication with their patients. They typically work at a front desk or reception area and are primarily responsible for effectively communicating with patients and medical professionals. The main duties of a medical office specialist include scheduling appointments, answering phone inquiries, assisting patients with the check-in and check-out process, and verifying patient registration and insurance information.

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Medical Office Specialist Tasks

  • Schedule and confirm patient appointments, check-ups and physician referrals.
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff.
  • Greet visitors, ascertain purpose of visit, and direct them to appropriate staff.
  • Compile and record medical charts, reports, and correspondence.
  • Interview patients to complete insurance and privacy forms.

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Experience Affects Medical Office Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%



National Average
$27,000


Skills That Affect Medical Office Specialist Salaries

Billing
up arrow 23%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 11%

Medical Records
up arrow 5%

Medical Coding
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
0%

National Average
$27,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Insurance
up arrow 1%

Scheduling
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 34%
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